Communication for Transportation Technology

IMPORTANT: Due to the impact of Covid 19, our courses will be offered online using an alternative delivery method comprised of a combination of synchronous and asynchronous delivery. Students will need a computer/laptop with a webcam, access to an internet connection, good-quality headset and microphone.

This English for Specific Purposes (ESP) course is designed to prepare students for the following Transportation Technology programs offered at Red River College: Automotive Technician- diploma and certificate program, Collision Refinishing, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, and Outdoor Power Equipment Technician.

This full-time, 14-week communication program is intended for international students who have not met the English language requirements for their academic program and have a background/interest in cars, trucks, big-rigs, heavy duty equipment and outdoor power equipment.

This program helps students:

  • Develop English language skills that will enable interaction in a mechanic’s and/or technician’s workshop
  • Learn the academic skills and strategies necessary to succeed in a college program
  • Learn language specific to succeed academically in the transportation technology programs
  • Develop an understanding of what is needed to become employed as a mechanic or technician
  • Obtain cultural information about being a college student and being employed in Canada

Knowledge and skills are gained through adult English as an Additional Language (EAL) classroom study, computer laboratory work, guest speakers, workshops, field trips, and observations of academic programs.


  • Must be an international visa student with a current study permit
  • English Language Proficiency: Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 6

Program Dates

  • Spring 2021: May 4, 2021 – August 20, 2021
  • Fall 2021: August 30, 2021 – December 12, 2021
  • Winter 2022: January 4, 2022 – April 22, 2022

The delivery of ESP programs is contingent on student enrollment